Writer: Raven Gregory
Artist: Hannah Gorfinkel
Release Date: 11/2012-05/2013
The first volume was just fantastic. It was short but sweet and hit an emotional high note towards the end. Fly is about drug addiction, but instead of a boring regular drug, this one lets you fly. Eddie has a psycho girlfriend after him who wants the drug while his friend, Francis, took over his dad’s empire and is one of the richest men in the world. In The Fall, Eddie finally escapes his wife, but his now haunted by his current girlfriend’s past. We find out who the guy was who burned down Francis’ parent’s home in the first volume, and everything comes to a head.
The same clever writing and great art are still present. The Fall feels a bit more linear and less relatable than the first one, but it’s still great. Eddie’s life feels like it’s hit rock bottom and Francis ends up becoming a person we thought he wouldn’t. Their lifetime friendship is put to the test including a setup that Francis puts Eddie through. Francis is a smart guy and it turns out he’s sick in the head as well. Revenge can turn a good person into something evil, especially if it’s been eating away at them since childhood.
The Fall is pretty gory this time around, even more so than the first volume. There’s more violence and things just go from bad to worse quickly this time around and you really feel it. There’s tension in the air between all the characters and the final issue just lets all that explode. Fly is an amazing series and any fan who wants a sense of realism should pick this up. Of course, you should read the first, but the second doesn’t disappoint and has a satisfying ending.